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Play Responsibly with The Barbados Lottery for Crop Over 2019

Crop Over 2019 promises to be an exhilarating summer festival of fun, great music and partying. This year, The Barbados Lottery will be on board again, with a special two-week promotion in July and exciting sponsorship partnerships with several entities and individuals. Starting July 1 to July 15, valued customers are invited to “Play Responsibly […]

Classic was special on Saturday night.

Classic leads a big opening night

Opening night at De Big Show was very much of up-tempo fare, but in the midst of the pulsating party, there were some social commentary offerings that whet the appetites of those at Sea Rocks Dome, Maxwell Coast Road, Christ Church on Saturday night. Much has been said behind closed doors about the relationship, or […]

Rameses Browne

Listen up!

Rameses Browne was the talk of the town on Sunday night as he received an encore for his song Doan Like Rameses which was written by Cheyne Jones. Speaking to Bajan Vibes, Rameses said that his song being released mere days after his passionate video in which he said he was calling it quits was […]

The contestants of 2019 Miss Universe Barbados

Miss Universe Barbados 2019 launches

2019 promises to be an exciting year for the Miss Universe Barbados (MUB) brand. The show, which has been slated for September 7, has a new home at the Hilton Barbados. National director of Miss Universe Barbados Brian Green made the announcement at the media launch and introduced the crème de la crème who will […]

Crop Over Caribbean Identity campaign launched

It was definitely a festive Friday for hundreds of locals and visitors who gathered at the Pelican Village location yesterday for the weekly Festive Fridays Pelican Village Night Market. To make things even better for the large crowd, tourism officials used the occasion for the launch of the Caribbean Identity Crop Over campaign – a […]

Dynamo

Junior Calypso Monarch court swells to 36

Many new faces have joined this year’s Junior Monarch Competition as the National Cultural Foundation (NCF) rolls out its new format. The 36 semifinalists, who were selected from public and private, primary and secondary schools across the island, were announced today. The reformed school competition features 12 individuals in each category – ages six to […]

Hold the plumage

Pampalam Barbados is the newest Grand Kadooment band and it is turning heads. The band, founded by New York-based Barbadian, Simone Arthur, is debuting on Spring Garden Highway for the first time this year and it has brought something new to the road – no feathers.  Its theme, Petals of Paradise, celebrates the flora and […]

Back in the mix

Sammy Sammy Dello Odle is back in the Pic-O-De-Crop competition after a two-decade hiatus. People would remember him from his song She’s A Killer which he performed at Crop Over 1996. This year, the singer-songwriter who has written Loyalty for Summa and Handle It for Mara Rose is vying for the Pic-O-De-Crop crown with his […]

First Citizens Crop Over Launch: A combustion of colour

The streets of Speightstown, St Peter were abuzz as  the sounds of the Royal Barbados Police Force Band at Speightstown Playing Field clashed with the music  from the streets as the Barbados Defense Force Zouave Band led the street parade. The parade comprised of Dancin Africa, Dance Stride, Haynesville Youth, the Israel Lovell Foundation, cheerleading groups such […]

St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway tours off to smooth start

The St Nicholas Abbey Heritage Railway tours got off to a spectacular start this morning, when the fully booked three-carriage train, Badger, took to the track for the first time in Barbados. With close to 100 people aboard, the first train ride left the starting point at St Nicholas Abbey and went on a journey […]

Excellence in the Arts

By Anesta Henry The 45th staging of the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) was a showcase and celebration of the pursuit of excellence in the Arts. Barbadians from all walks of life creatively expressed themselves in song, music, dance, drama, film, photography, cooking, literature, craft and visual arts. As Minister of Creative Economy, […]

Pan, violins, choirs and dance

Frank Collymore Hall came alive on Sunday night with a combination of sweet singing, drumming, and a touch of dancing. It was the night that the National Independence Festival of Creative Arts (NIFCA) Performing Arts Finals, Digicel Music Night, was held. The scores that flocked to the venue to witness the performances by school children […]

Calypsonian The Mighty Shadow has died

Popular Trinidadian Calypsonian Winston The Mighty Shadow Bailey passed away this morning at the age of 77. Shadow suffered a stroke on Sunday and died this morning. The veteran calypsonian  is known for  his hit song , including Yuh Looking For Horn,  Bassman, Dingolay, Tension, Stranger.

Miss Universe Barbados 2018 crowned

Meghan Theobalds is Miss Universe Barbados 2018. She was all smiles as Miss Universe Barbados 2017 Leslie Chapman-Andrews placed the coveted crown on her head at the end of tonight’s competition held at the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre. Miss Universe 2018 is slated for Bangkok, Thailand and Theobalds said she was looking forward to the road […]

Aretha honoured at her father’s Baptist Church in Detroit

SOURCE- AFP – Congregants celebrated the life of Aretha Franklin at her father’s Baptist church in Detroit at the first Sunday service since her death, with her powerful voice again ringing out within its walls in tribute to her spectacular career. Civil rights activist and former presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, now frail himself, was given […]

Cosplayers, costumes and pop culture galore

The wild and wacky will take centre stage this weekend as thousands of fans are expected to pack the Lloyd Erskine Sandiford Centre for the ninth edition of the Flow AnimeKon Expo. This year, the Caribbean’s premier pop convention is being held under the theme World of Wonder and several international actors and cosplayers, including […]

Argentina and Barbados continue to celebrate friendship

Argentina continues celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations with Barbados. Last Friday, the local community enjoyed an evening of Argentine theatre, with the play La Négrophilie, at the Frank Collymore Hall. The play is on the life and works of Josephine Baker which written and starred by Zakiya Iman Markland in collaboration with Argentine director and […]

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